7 dead, 8 in critical condition following accident at Gomoa Antseadze

Seven people have perished in an accident in Gomoa Antseadze on the Cape Coast to Accra highway in the Central Region.

The sprinter which was travelling from Mankessim towards Accra veered off the road into the bush resulting in the immediate death of seven passengers.

Eight others, including an infant, have sustained various degrees of injuries and have been rushed to Apam’s St. Luke’s Catholic Hospital for treatment.

According to an Apam District Fire Service officer, ACFO Ankomah Nuamah, the driver of the sprinter Benz bus with registration number GW 7920-22 and another sprinter Benz bus were racing on the road which resulted in the accident.

He said during the race the driver lost control after a bar under broke. The vehicle somersaulted several times before hitting a tree on the roadside.

The other vehicle had not stopped to help.

A passerby who had witnessed the incident reported the accident to the Apam Fire station at 2000hrs, following which a rescue team was dispatched to the scene and survivors were rescued from the carnage.

The dead have since been handed to the Ghana Police Service to be deposited at a morgue. They include three females and four males.

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